To support students and continued learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) issued additional funding on January 14, 2021. Initial funding was provided through the CARES Act beginning May 21, 2020 and was fully disbursed as of October 8, 2020 to all eligible students. The recent funding from the U.S. Department of Education is intended to assist students with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19, including but not limited to food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care. The award amount will depend on the number of applicants and the availability of funds.
The deadline to apply for funding is March 12, 2021. Applications will be reviewed the week of March 15, 2021. A decision and notification will be sent to students that applied by March 19, 2021.
Initially, the CRRSAA Committee identified that students who have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $5711 or below have an established exceptional need and will receive an automatic disbursement of funds.
Student eligibility requirements:
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. The CRRSAA Committee used 2020-2021 FAFSA to determine eligibility.
- Be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program for Spring 2021.
We understand that there may be further eligible students that exceed the EFC threshold. If you feel that you have an exceptional need for assistance and meet the eligibility requirements above, we invite you to apply for grant funds.
If you have any questions regarding the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Grant, please contact Student Central at 512-313-4700 or firstname.lastname@example.org